Quarteto em Cy a play on words of the Portuguese for Quartet in B by poet and lyricist Vinicius de Moraes is a Brazilian girl group originally composed of four sisters hailing from Ibirataiaa town located in the Brazilian state of Bahia : Cybele, Cylene, Cynara and Cyva — their real first names.
They started performing inappearing on local television in that year. Cyva, the leader of the group, then moved to Rio de Janeiroand persuaded her three sisters to join her there. They then started to make regular appearances in the boates small nightclubs of Rio, particularly Bottle's bar and the legendary Zum-Zumwhere they caught the attention of de Moraes and other prominent figures of the bossa nova scene.
Their first Four Fixation - Eli Jaxon-Bear - The Enneagram Tapes: The Possibility Of Freedom was released inand was to be followed by regular releases up to the late '90s, at the frequency of one a year, and sometimes more.
Connoisseurs of MPB and tropicalia have a particular regard for the first few years of their recording career, when they were signed to Brazil's most daring label, Elenco. The Quarteto em Cy, noted for the extraordinary precision of the vocalists' intonation and delivery, performed and recorded with almost every single major Brazilian artist of the '60s and '70s; their popularity exceeded and still exceeds the borders of their native country.
They met with great success in America in the mid-sixties, and have a considerable following in Japan, where they still tour regularly. The line-up of the quartet which Vol. 4 split up, from to has changed a great deal over the years. However, the current formation Cyva, Cybele, Cynara and Sonya has been active sinceby far the most Vol. 4 period in the group's history . On 21 August Cybele died of a lung ischemia at her home in Rio de Janeiro.
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